Theodore Dalrymple is a celebrated essayist and was, until recently, a staff doctor and psychiatrist at a prison and public hospital in Birmingham, England. He has published numerous books, including, most recently Our Culture, What’s Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses (2005) and Life at the Bottom: the Worldview That Makes the Underclass (2001). His forthcoming work Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy will be released in March.

Dalrymple is Dietrich Weismann fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to the City Journal. He has written a column for the London Spectator for thirteen years, contributes frquently to the Daily Telegraph, and writes regularly for the National Review. He also contributes to the London-based Social Affairs Unit.

Dalrymple lives in France.